2013 HPD ARX-03c

Strakka Racing has unveiled its new Honda Performance Development ARX-03c in which it will challenge for top LMP1 Privateer honours in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship as well as at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Strakka Racing’s upgraded 2013-specification HPD ARX-03c was revealed in central London last week, ahead of its race debut at the 6 Hours of Silverstone on Sunday 14 April.

“We’re really excited to unveil this year’s challenger which we expect to fight for the LMP1 Privateers’ trophy,” explained Dan Walmsley, Strakka Racing Team Manager. “We’ve had a frantic winter getting the new HPD ARX-03c ready with some big performance upgrades.”

Under the latest HPD ARX-03c’s sleek carbon fibre bodywork, the car features wider Michelin front tyres, new front suspension geometry, a new steering configuration and a completely new front bodywork and aero package. The car will be powered, as last year, by a 3.4-litre normally aspirated Honda V8 petrol engine.

As an obvious tribute to the Silverstone based team’s nationality, the sports prototype carries a huge Union Flag emblazoned upon its shark fin. The flag also celebrates the fact that Strakka Racing is, once again, fielding the only all-British LMP1 driver line-up in this year’s WEC – with Nick Leventis (London), Danny Watts (Buckingham) and Jonny Kane (Thame) driving together for a fourth consecutive season. The trio’s greatest success to date came at Le Mans in 2010 when they not only won the LMP2 category but also finished a remarkable fifth overall in their HPD ARX-01c.

Story by Honda UK

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In Detail

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typeRacing Car
built atSanta Clarita, California, USA
coachbuilderWirth Research
predeccesor2012 HPD ARX-03a
engineHPD LM-V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
block materialAluminum
fuel feedDOHC, 4 Valves per Cy
displacement3400 cc / 207.48 in³
power357.9 kw / 480 bhp
specific output141.18 bhp per litre
body / frameCarbon Fiber Body over Carbon Fiber Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesCarbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
rear brakesCarbon Fiber Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Spring-Damper Units
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Spring-Damper Units
height1016.0 mm / 40 in
transmissionHPD-Hewland 6-Speed Sequential
tran clutchMulti-Plate Carbon Fiber
fuel capacity80 litres or 21.12 gal.